This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readFeb 2, 2022

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#20yrsago Michael Moore on Enron https://web.archive.org/web/20020602204314/https://www.michaelmoore.com/2002_0129.html

#15yrsago RPM: media hackers vs the War on Terror https://web.archive.org/web/20070205042716/http://futurismic.com/2007/02/new_fiction_from_chris_nakashi.html

#10yrsago Understanding Google’s new privacy policy: your YouTube activity will now be linked to your searches https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/02/what-actually-changed-google%27s-privacy-policy

#5yrsago Australia’s Goldman-Sachs Prime Minister quietly donated $1.75M to himself to secure his narrow win https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38822273

#5yrsago These four oil-fattened Democratic Senators helped the GOP confirm Exxon’s Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State https://theintercept.com/2017/02/01/four-democratic-defectors-join-gop-to-confirm-exxon-ceo-as-secretary-of-state/

#5yrsago New York Attorney General’s lawsuit lays out years of Time-Warner “fraud” against their customers https://www.vice.com/en/article/nzd39x/heres-how-time-warner-cable-was-ripping-you-off-all-those-years

#5yrsago Billionaire charter-school advocate and political donor calls Betsy DeVos “unprepared and unqualified” https://www.cnn.com/2017/02/02/politics/eli-broad-letter-betsy-devos/index.html

#1yrago The free market and rent-seeking https://pluralistic.net/2021/02/02/euthanize-rentiers/#poor-doors

#1yrago Criti-Hype https://pluralistic.net/2021/02/02/euthanize-rentiers/#dont-believe-the-hype

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and blogger. He has a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter feed, a Mastodon feed, and a Tumblr feed. He was born in Canada, became a British citizen and now lives in Burbank, California. His latest nonfiction book is How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. 1His latest novel for adults is Attack Surface. His latest short story collection is Radicalized. His latest picture book is Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest YA novel is Pirate Cinema. His latest graphic novel is In Real Life. His forthcoming books include Chokepoint Capitalism: How to Beat Big Tech, Tame Big Content, and Get Artists Paid (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).

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Cory Doctorow

Writer, blogger, activist. Blog: https://pluralistic.net; Mailing list: https://pluralistic.net/plura-list; Mastodon: @pluralistic@mamot.fr